FieldInfo.FieldHandle Property


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Gets a RuntimeFieldHandle, which is a handle to the internal metadata representation of a field.

Namespace:   System.Reflection
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public abstract RuntimeFieldHandle FieldHandle { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.RuntimeFieldHandle

A handle to the internal metadata representation of a field.

The handles are valid only in the appdomain in which they were obtained.

The following example retrieves MyClass.MyField field information and displays the field associated with the field handle.

using System;
using System.Reflection;

public class MyClass
    public string MyField = "Microsoft";

public class FieldInfo_FieldHandle
    public static void Main()

        MyClass myClass =new MyClass();

        // Get the type of MyClass.
        Type myType = typeof(MyClass);

            // Get the field information of MyField.
            FieldInfo myFieldInfo = myType.GetField("MyField", BindingFlags.Public 
                | BindingFlags.Instance);

            // Determine whether or not the FieldInfo object is null.
                // Get the handle for the field.
                RuntimeFieldHandle myFieldHandle=myFieldInfo.FieldHandle;

                Console.WriteLine("The myFieldInfo object is null.");
        catch(Exception e)
            Console.WriteLine("Exception: {0}", e.Message);

    public static void DisplayFieldHandle(RuntimeFieldHandle myFieldHandle)
        // Get the type from the handle.
        FieldInfo myField = FieldInfo.GetFieldFromHandle(myFieldHandle);      

        // Display the type.
        Console.WriteLine("\nDisplaying the field from the handle.\n");
        Console.WriteLine("The type is {0}.", myField.ToString());

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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